Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 8:00pm EDT
there for 25 years. >> so, historically, that would suggest that major hassan will languish on death row, and not actually be executed. >> not while his automatic appeals pend, but what if he waves those appeals? could he be bumped to the front of the line for execution? that would present the government with another dilemma. >> i just wonder perception-wise how it will look if say the u.s. service, the islamic service american member sentenced to death row is actually executed in say five or 10 years, while others are still languishing. >> survivors and family members have already accused the government of choosing political correctness over justice. hassan faced no terrorism charges, despite his confessed jihadist motive. if jury members now condemn him to death, the government will have to brace for more difficult questions ahead. heidi zhou-castro, aljazeera, fort hood. >> over 50 wildfires burning in the west and we're expecting to see the majority of those started by lightning strikes. the problem is that we dried out so much in the northwest this year that it was very easy to star
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 7:00am EDT
shooter major nidal hassan's case is in the hands of the juries. he passed on his final chance to address the jury. he did not offer closing argument. he could get the death penalty for the shooting in ford hood in 2009. >> san diego's embattled mayor bob filner has purportedly agreed to step down as part of a settlement lawsuit. details of the terms of the settlement are not disclosed. 17 women have accused him of inappropriate behavior. >> i would like to see a resignation without conditions and without the taxpayers being forced to make a gift of public funds to him in order for him to resign. >> earlier, we spoke with stephanie stanton, telling us the resignation is a matter of procedure. >> the city council will meet in closed session and expected to approve the resolution. we did see the mayor here today at city hall. he left at 5:30 this evening, carrying what looked to be a small box of belong i guess as he got into his car and sped away. >> this morning, egypt's ousted former ruler hosni mubarak is under house arrest in a military hospital a day after being released from prison.